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Cup Cake- April 2016 Recipe of the Month
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

Cup Cake- April 2016 Recipe of the Month

This month’s recipe is for Cup Cake should not be confused with modern cupcakes. Cup Cake is so named for the ingredients, 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar and so on. At a recent hearth cooking demonstration in the Phoenix Mill House, we tried out a new piece of kitchen equipment that my demonstration partner […]

Pop Up Exhibit! Historic Games
By April 11, 2016 Read More →

Pop Up Exhibit! Historic Games

See a fine collection of historic games on display during April in the Monadnock Center’s museum. This short term exhibit has popped up for one month only, so don’t miss your chance to see the ways we played over the last 150 years! The 55 games on exhibit are from the Monadnock Center’s collection as […]

Scrapple- March 2016 Recipe of the Month
By March 16, 2016 Read More →

Scrapple- March 2016 Recipe of the Month

Scrapple would have been a meal option when money was tight. Originally from Germany, this pork dish was called panhas which referred to the cauldron in which the meat was boiled. The meat used included the edible scraps of a slaughtered pig – feet, heart, liver, cleaned intestines, and other small scraps referred to as […]

Mystery Show at the Monadnock Center
By March 5, 2016 Read More →

Mystery Show at the Monadnock Center

Who doesn’t love a mystery? Last night, the audience at the Monadnock Center was treated to two mysteries presented by Starlee Kine for MacDowell Downtown, a monthly presentation by artists in residence at Peterborough’s famous artist colony. Kine, best known for her work on This American Life and her new podcast Mystery Show (named the […]

Cod Fish Cakes- February 2016 Recipe of the Month
By February 27, 2016 Read More →

Cod Fish Cakes- February 2016 Recipe of the Month

While I was researching favorite recipes of our founding fathers, I discovered John Adams who was president from 1797 to 1801 often enjoyed codfish cakes for breakfast. These cakes were actually a popular breakfast through to the 19th century. If Abigail Adams was making her husband codfish cakes at this time of year, she would […]

Locate Your Office at the Monadnock Center!
By February 2, 2016 Read More →

Locate Your Office at the Monadnock Center!

Imagine the visibility and convenience of locating your business in downtown Peterborough! The Monadnock Center has an opening in its building at 19 Grove Street next to the Peterborough Town House and just steps away from Depot Square and the post office. The 500 square foot office is suitable for a small business of 1-4 […]

Hasty Pudding- January 2016 Recipe of the Month
By January 29, 2016 Read More →

Hasty Pudding- January 2016 Recipe of the Month

I think hasty pudding was one of the items I cooked during my first hearth cooking sessions in the Phoenix Mill House. It’s really, really easy. Hasty Pudding 4 cups water 1 cup cornmeal ½ teaspoon salt (optional) Bring water to a boil, then stir in cornmeal. Keep stirring (up to 10 minutes) until mixture […]

No-Knead Bread- November 2015 Recipe of the Month
By November 21, 2015 Read More →

No-Knead Bread- November 2015 Recipe of the Month

At our November Hearth Cooking Saturday, several people requested the recipe for the no-knead bread we baked in our our beehive oven. You may not have a beehive oven at your house but this easy bread tastes just as good when baked in a modern oven. Once you have made a loaf, you will go […]

Our Kitchen Garden
By August 15, 2015 Read More →

Our Kitchen Garden

August is Eat Local Month and the kitchen garden at the Phoenix Mill House takes us back to the original eat local days, when a patch of dooryard was planted, tended, and harvested. In our kitchen garden, we are growing beets, carrots, parsnips, beans, potatoes, and culinary herbs. Our little kitchen garden is just beginning […]

Indian Pudding & Fashionable Toppers- The 2015 Historic Dinner
By April 24, 2015 Read More →

Indian Pudding & Fashionable Toppers- The 2015 Historic Dinner

Last Saturday we hosted a lively historic dinner in Bass Hall and opened our new mini-exhibit, Fashionable Toppers: Hat Styles, 1780-1980. This year’s dinner featured recipes from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries representing a culinary journey through time! We served Rye and Indian Bread, Cod Croquettes and Pickled Beets prepared with 18th century recipes. […]